Topic: HMAS Choules (L100)
For three HMAS Choules crew members, a recent deployment to support Vanuatu’s 40th anniversary of independence celebrations was a chance to reflect on a significant event in their Navy careers.
HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.
A flotilla of Royal Australian Navy small boats have joined their Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing colleagues and a colourful collection of commercial, private and government watercraft in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations.
Able Seaman Stacey Harrison has always had an affinity with technology, and when she joined the Navy in 2018 she was ready to turn her self-taught skills in information technology into a new career.
RAN Medical Officer LEUT Jonathon Stacey has packed a lot of variety into his six-year Naval career - he’s been deployed on patrol boats, amphibious landing ships, minehunters and frigates, taking him to ports including Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Guam.
Surrounded by water but not a drop to drink. Where does a Royal Australian Navy ship get its drinking water from? HMAS Choules’ water making capability was recently tested when the ship evacuated 1100 people from Mallacoota during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20.
The unveiling of a plaque in the heart of Mallacoota will become a strong symbol of the close bond between the Australian Defence Force and local community forged during the devastating 2019-2020 bushfires.
The ability of Navy and Army to combine for an expanded amphibious capability has been put to the test throughout the ongoing bushfire emergency in south-east Australia this summer.
Twelve months in the ADF Gap Year Program provided the career direction that Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations Jayden Mansfield was seeking, but it was the TV series Sea Patrol that first inspired him to join the Royal Australian Navy.
The civilian crew of the Navy-contracted MV Sycamore have relished an expanded role during Operation BUSHFIRE ASSIST 19-20 - the ship has modified her operations, away from her usual role, to support the ADF’s bushfire response.